Discover cheesiness to the Xtreme only at Greenwich

From movies and songs, to pick-up lines, cheesiness continues to reign supreme for Filipinos. With tongue-in-cheek appreciation, Filipinos proudly enjoy and share dialogues, lyrics and one-liners that, cheesy as they are, hit home. The same is true for their unapologetic fondness for the rich taste that cheese gives to food—from embutido and sopas, even fruit salad. Pile on the cheese, and Pinoys will devour it.

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Taking their cue from the Filipinos’ preference for overflowing cheesiness is the Philippines’ favorite pizza chain as it launched the cheesiest pizzas in the country today. The new Greenwich Xtreme Cheese Pizzas are overloaded with delicious toppings and premium types of cheese to give nothing less than the cheesiest, most extreme pizza satisfaction. (more…)

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RECIPES , now at The Block, 3rd level, SM North Edsa

Like many heirloom recipes, the de Guzman family of Balayan, Batangas, kept theirs to serve only during family salu-salo. Not until the 3rd generation apos opened RECIPES, the resto serving Filipino and Asian foods with a delectable twist and now on its 6th outlet at The Block 3rd level at SM North Edsa.

Recipes SM North Edsa The Block
Recipes SM North Edsa The Block

An easy favorite is the crispy tilapia, crispy to perfection and served with a sweet soy sauce cum bits of onions and red chili or tamarind sauce; the lechon kawali, dipped in special soy and kangkong and the General’s Chicken with eggplant chunks, both hint of Asian-Oriental flavor with tender meat so palatable with their distinct sweet and spicy sauce. Try also RECIPES’s unique take on the Sotanghon, Thai Spring Rolls, Spicy Squid, Laing, Gising-Gising, Prawns with Aligue, Crispy Tadyang, Kare-kare, catfish-mango salad and other Pinoy family favorites which all prove the old adage that truly it’s all in the recipes that make for truly great meals.

On Father’s Day, bring your family to RECIPES and treat your taste buds to a new level of something new! RECIPES, now with its 6th outlet at the Block SM North Edsa (3513613) are also located at the Trinoma, the Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Robinson’s Place Manila, Alabang Town Center and at Greenbelt 3.

Burger King and Heinz Tomato Ketchup Make for a Delightful Dining Experience

Share a fun dining experience with your family and friends at Burger King, the home of America’s Favorite Burger.

Bite into your favourite WHOPPER, juicy flame broiled beef patty topped with red tomatoes, crisp lettuce, rich tomato ketchup, creamy mayo, crunchy pickles and onions on a toasted sesame seed bun. You can also choose from Burger King’s all-time favourite burgers. Start with flame broiled beef patty, add crunchy pickles, rich tomato ketchup and yellow mustard on a sesame seed bun.

Burger King and Heinz Tomato Ketchup makes your dining experience memorable</strong>
Burger King and Heinz Tomato Ketchup makes your dining experience memorable

Have it single, double or with cheese. Why not also order fries and onion rings for that perfect well-rounded meal.

Whatever you choose, make it even more delicious with a generous extra helping of Heinz Tomato Ketchup. (more…)

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Banana Cream Pie with Caramel Fudge Recipe


Banana Cream Pie with Caramel Fudge
Banana Cream Pie with Caramel Fudge Recipe

1 pack MAYA Complete “Quick n’ Easy” Hotcake Mix 200g
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
4 tablespoons water

1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons MAYA Cornstarch
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1 piece egg yolk, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 pieces ripe banana (lacatan), sliced into rounds

Caramel Fudge:
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup softened butter

Preheat oven at 400°F/ 205°C. Combine MAYA Complete Hotcake Mix with cocoa powder. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, enough to form a ball of dough. Roll out to 9-inch pie plate. Bake until golden brown. Cool. Prepare filling. Combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Cook over double broiler stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Gradually stir half of the mixture into the beaten egg yolk. Put back in saucepan and blend. Cook until mixture coats spoon. Blend in butter and vanilla. Cool.
In a bowl, whip half of the cream with powdered sugar until stiff. Chill. In a saucepan, caramelize sugar in low heat then add butter and remaining all purpose cream.
To assemble: Layer half of banana into pie plate – pour the filling. Arrange remaining half of banana and cover and drizzle caramel fudge. Decorate with whipped cream if desired.

Yield: 8-10 servings

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Beef Pot Pie Recipe

An easy to follow BEEF POT PIE Recipe

Beef Pot Pie
Beef Pot Pie


1/2 kilo beef tenderloin, cut into strips
MAYA All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons crushed garlic
1 cup sliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons red wine
1 cup mushroom stock
1/4 cup cubed ham
1/4 cup chopped fried bacon


2 1/2 cups MAYA All-Purpose Flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 cup butter (1 – 225g bar)
3/4 cup cream cheese

Prepared eggwash for brushing crust.

Dredge beef in flour. Set aside. Heat butter then sauté garlic. Add beef and cook until browned. Add mushroom and stir fry for a minute. Pour in the wine and mushroom stock. Simmer then add ham, and bacon. Cook until mixture is slightly dry. Cool.
Preheat oven at 350°F/ 177°C. Prepare three – 5 ounces ramekins. Set aside.
In a bowl, sift flour and garlic powder together. Cut in butter and cream cheese. Gather dough into a ball then divide into 2 portions one bigger than the other. Roll out the bigger portion to 1/8-inch thick. Cut into 3-inch rounds. Fit into the muffin pans. Fill with the cook beef mixture. Roll out the remaining dough. Use as top crust for pot pie – make slit at center of crust to serve as steam vent. Brush with eggwash then bake until brown.

Yield: 5 pieces

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The Maya Kitchen Makes Father’s Day Extra Special

Make Dad feel even more loved with these select recipes from The Maya Kitchen. Smoked salmon brings Eggs Benedict up another notch. Traditional Beef Pot Pie is an unmistakable comfort food and Banana Cream Pie with Caramel Fudge rounds up this simple but special meal for that special man of the house.

Eggs Benedicts Style with Smoked Salmon
Eggs Benedicts Style with Smoked Salmon


1 pack MAYA “Think Heart” Whole Wheat Pancake Mix 200g
1 piece egg
2 tablespoons oil
3/4 cup water

Poached quail eggs
Smoked salmon
Hollandaise sauce, prepared

Prepare pancake mix as per package direction.
To assemble: Lay 1 cooked pancake onto serving plate, top with sliced salmon, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. Sprinkle some chopped parsley for garnish. Repeat procedure with the remaining pancakes & toppings.

Yield: 6 servings

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